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Rock, Blues , Classic Rock, I Love it all! I am a progressive drummer that is into all syles. I Love the rock of the 70's , 80's & 90's & beyond! I currently Bring the Thunder in the dark hard rock group; "Vanessa's Raven"! I have also played in "Cornerstone". Which is a Contemporary Christian Rock Band, at St. Mathew's Church in Glendale Heights.Beside's this, I was a member of the "Designated Riders", a Classic Rock & Blues Band. Back in the late 70's & early 80's I played guitar in a local band. But my true calling is the kit. My influences are Neil Peart of Rush; Phil Ehart of Kansas; Phil Collins & Chester Thompson of Genesis; John Henry Bonham of Led Zeppelin; Jeff Plate of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra; Ginger Baker of Cream, Aynsley Dunbar of Jefferson Starship- Journey & Whitesnake, & Steve Smith of Journey just to name a few. My style of playing is fully passionate with a touch of all of the above drummers. Music is my Life, but Drumming is my Passion*

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Member since:
Jun 13 2011
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:


Neil Peart: Rush
Phil Ehart: Kansas
Phil Collins & Chester Thompson: Genesis
Jeff Plate: Trans-Siberian Orchestra; Savatage
Aynsley Dunbar: Jefferson Starship; Journey; Whitesnake & UFO
John Henry Bonham: Led Zeppelin
Steve Smith: Journey
Alan White: Yes
Bill Bruford: Yes; King Crimson
Buddy Rich

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Other Percussion:


Pearl Export Kit, wine red.
8" - 10" - 12" - 13" - 14"; mounted toms with Remo Black Suede Emperor batters & Ebony Ambassador resonants heads.
16" floor tom. {same heads}
22" bass drum with Aquarian Super Kick 2 batter: Aqaurian design resonant head w/ kick port.
Vex double bass trick pedal.
Zildjian: 13" hi-hats; 16" crash; 18" crash/ride; 20" studio ride.
Wuhan: 8" - 10" - 12" splash; 14" &17" crash; 12" - 14"-18"w/ rivets China's.
DST drumset tamborine.
Pearl 7" Rock cowbell; & Pearl Tri-Bells.
Treeworks chimes;
samba blocks.
Promark 747 wood tip sticks.
Zildjian, Dennis Chambers swizzle sticks.
email: doctorthumper@yahoo.com



Past Events

September fest outdoor stage by Beer Garden @ St. Mathew's Church. Christian rock show.